Jamaican Court Delays Vybz Kartel’s Privy Council Appeal

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:54 AM

Vybz Kartel and his co-convicts have been experiencing some delays in their request to the Jamaican court of appeal to approve their case to go to the Privy Council.

The team of lawyers had taken action on the 29th of June 2020 after the appeals for Vybz Kartel, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St. John and Kahira Jones were thrown out on the grounds that there were not any major violations of constitutional rights.


This was done even though there were many inconsistencies highlighted in the case as well as issues discovered with the Jury.

The lawyers for the convicted men have stated that they will be pressing on to the point of not looking back even if the privy council appeal is declined by the Jamaican Court of appeal.

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According to Bert Samuels the attorney representing Shawn “Storm” Campbell said that there is still what is known as “special leave” that can still take place as a way to get a privy council appeal in the case the current request is declined.

The team of lawyers are however pleading to the Court to approve the request as the constitutional rights of the convicted men have certainly been breached.

Isat Buchanan
Isat Buchanan

Vybz Kartel is now represented by Isat Buchanan while Andre St. John and Kahira Jones are under the legal leadership of John Clarke while Shawn Campbell has Bert and Bianca Samuels as his lawyers.

The men have been incarcerated since 2014 when they were convicted for the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Ever since then there has been a longstanding battle between the legal teams of the men and the Jamaican Justice system for what the lawyers are saying was an unconstitutional conviction.

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